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Oct 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
. a major storm hitting the most densely populated section of the country could divert local and national media coverage from politics to weather, news and updates, which, of course, means less visibility for the candidates. the race right now is as tight as it comes. the latest poll has romney at 48%, president obama at 47%. so essentially we're talking about a dead heat. cnn political editor paul joins me now with more. he's live in pensacola, florida, one of the critical swing states in this election. mitt romney is headed your way today in hopes of winning over undecided voters there, paul. but how close is it politically in the sunshine state right now? >> reporter: it is very close in the sunshine state. in fact, take a look at this, christi. this is the most recent poll we did about a week ago. you can't get much closer among likely voters. mitt romney with a one-point edge, but that's all tied up in the sampling error. this is the first of three stops today for mitt romney across the state. he'll be campaigning with marco rubio, the popular freshman senator here in florida. we had
Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
is to kill and use violence to intimidate local business people to get money out of them and to put them in fear, so technically the statute applies and that is the argument they made in front of judges, but you know something, the judges so far have said that it is a stretch. it is not intended for that purpose. >> and in addition to terrorism, morales was sentenced from 40 years to life for murder, attempted murder, weapons possession as well as conspiracy. if the terrorism charges are dropped, i mean, how much of a reduction do you think that we could be talking about here? >> well, you could be talking about a huge reduction here, and this is a shooting that took place at a church celebration in the aftermath of a christening, and it was a terrible case. a young girl was killed and another gang member was paralyzed and he gets 40 to life under this sentence. if the terrorism of it was thrown out, he might have less than half of that amount of time in jail, so that the terrorism thing can have the effect of almost doubling the sentence where you are charged with manslaughter or attemp
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
, a major storm hitting the most densely populated section of the country, could certainly die verge local and national media coverage, which means less visibility for those candidatese local and national media coverage, which means less visibility for those candidates. there's more. there are also fears that the storm could prevent some people from voting altogether. customers are warned that sandy could knock out power for seven to ten days, and that could include election day. power outages could affect electronic voting, while flooding and extensive damage could keep people from making it to the polls in the first place. forecasts show wind alone could cause about $3.2 billion in damage. power or not, anyone who's been able to cast their vote early doesn't have to worry about electronic voting, obviously. paul steinhauser joining me now live from pensacola, florida. that's one of the swing states. is that one of the reasons that you're there, because early voting kicks off today in the sunshine state, i'm assuming? >> reporter: exactly. mitt romney here for three campaign events, inclu
Oct 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
're over 21. i noticed from some local news reports that, like college campuses every place, they have problems with drunken students and students binge drinking. they have been to be prepared to deal with this and to handle these students. there are some hard questions that these campus officials have to answer to parents and particularly this parent. >> yeah. tragedy, though, no matter how you look at it, for sure. paul, thank you. i know you're going to be back with us at the half hour. we're going to look at politics of religion. can pastors make political pitches to their congregation without jeopardizing their church's tax exempt status? we'll see you then as well. >> look forward to it. thanks, randi. >> the state's deputy attorney general and his wife are aauto accused of severe lay buzing two children they adopted from ethiopia. police arrested douglas and kristen barber after the kids had a doctor's visit. investigators say the doctor noticed several fractures on the 18-month-old girl's head. they say they may have suffered a stroke and be permanently blind from her injuries.
Oct 6, 2012 4:30am PDT
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Oct 20, 2012 5:00am PDT
time at day care. the program is funded with local and federal dollars. administrators here at armstrong high school hope this program will help raise graduation rates. just 38% of teen girls who have a child before age 18 get a high school diploma. armstrong high's program is a win-win for teens like alexis, says her principal. >> just to think back, i've known alexis for four years, and this is such a different mature type of student who really wants to get her high school diploma so the child care lab affords her that opportunity. >> reporter: while it's unknown exactly how many high schools offer day care, these programs are available in states across the country. studies show that providing teen mothers with access to child care at school not only increases their likelihood of graduating, it also lowers the chance they will have another child while in high school. when do you think you'll have another child? >> when i get my own place and when i finish school and i have a good job. >> reporter: but some critics say these programs are not a good use of taxpayer dollars.
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
concerned about the creation of a security vacuum, noting that he couldn't rely on local security to fill that gap. another cable just before the attacks noted that host nation support is lacking and cannot be depended on to create a safe environment. a week before the attacks, a cable sent from benghazi noted that police have established a 24/7 response to the mission, but that raises the question, where were those personnel once that attack began? >> right. it also raises the question, was there anything that could have been done to prevent the attack at the consulate? >> right. and that's always what people want to know. this sort of monday morning quarterbacking. once all the pieces fell into place, what did you know. we do know that the u.s. would have had a much better chance had it beefed up security to ward off the attack once it again. we don't know yet -- because the ongoing drama, for lack of a better worked over the intelligence that was known and when it was known, we don't yet know whether there were pieces that were somehow missed, intelligence that should have been gathere
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
that they are working with federal and local officials to investigate the case. they have contacted all 300 of those patients. the one who have had mild symptoms, they have urged to get checked. the administrator says they have no confirmed cases of meningitis from people from this facility who got the drug. he did say that they are disappointed in the drug manufacturerer and that that manufacturer put people at risk. in a statement to cnn, the company says it has recalled that steroid, is working with health officials in the investigation, and has shut down temporarily. "the thoughts and prayers of everyone employed by the necc are with those who have been affected." as for this form of meningitis -- how dangerous is this? is this very contagious? >> this type of meningitis is not believed to be transmissable from person to person, so we're reaching out to people with the product. >> reporter: the symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, stiff necks, and they can even get small strokes. officials are scrambling to get the word out to as many people as possible who may have taken that steroid, ver
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
over the 405 expressway about midnight local time here, and it was actually towed by a pickup truck across the 405 because they were concerned about weight. and they had to lessen the weight. so they had to move it to a different transport system. but it has been a phenomenal couple of days here, and it's funny, we talk about the space program and people always talk about well, they're blase about it and it doesn't have the juice, so to speak, that it once did. but when we saw the crowds yesterday and the people, and people standing on their roofs with american flags out and looking out their windows and watchi this whole process, you know you still know that there is a tremendous amount of pride in the accomplishments that have made by the u.s. space program and by the space shuttles, which clearly will always be remembered as perhaps the most remarkable flying machines that we will ever see. you can see the crowd gathered there behind me. >> i see that. but also along the way as we have been looking at those live pictures throughout the morning. you see the people lining the stree
Oct 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
the county has decided eliminate the gas chamber immediately. according to that local paper, the shelter is also making other changes, including a name change and new personnel. we contacted the county manager this we cans, but we vanity heard back. >> we also reached out to kim who said, "i congratulate person county for taking these first steps towards saving as many dogs like blue as possible and for using humane lethal injections when there are no other options. blue and i are turning our attention to other high kill gas chamber shelters nationwide. i'm already in touch with a leading lawmaker on capitol hill, and you'll be hearing from is on this issue across the country in 2013." we will continue to follow this story. >>> it's sunday morning. plenty of faithful heading to church, but do you really need to sit with the congregation to have faith, or can you be spiritual on your own? we take a look in today's "faces of faith." not in this economy. we also have zero free time, and my dad moving in. so we went to fidelity. we looked at our family's goals and some ways to help us get th
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
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